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WATCH | Malema, Ndlozi assault trial to go ahead after bid to get it quashed fails

Julius Malema and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi consult their legal representative during an adjournment of a previous hearing at the Randburg magistrate's court.
Julius Malema and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi consult their legal representative during an adjournment of a previous hearing at the Randburg magistrate's court.
Image: SUNDAY TIMES/ THAPELO MOREBUDI

The Randburg magistrate’s court has dismissed the discharge application brought by EFF leader Julius Malema and MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.

They had brought a section 174 application arguing that the state does not have sufficient evidence for a conviction.

The case is set to resume after a short adjournment.

Defence advocate Laurence Hodes SC said Malema and Ndlozi are ready to testify.

They are charged with assaulting a police officer, Lt-Col Johannes Jacobus Venter, at the funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in April 2018.

They have pleaded not guilty.

This is a developing story.

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